A youth group in Sissala in the Upper West Region has cautioned the government to fix the municipality’s deplorable roads or risk losing electorates votes in the area.
The group says they would not hesitate to vote against the governing New Patriotic Party should their cries be ignored.
”The President should not blame us if the Sissala people turned their backs on him. We have a permanent interest, we don’t have permanent friends, show us development…We want our roads to be done,” Salifu Kanton, a leading member of the Sissala Youth Forum (SYF) demanded in a demonstration on Saturday.
The group marched on the principal streets of the Tumu in Sissala and ended at the forecourt of the Sissala East Municipal Assembly, JoyNews correspondent, Rafiq Salam reported.
The reporter described the road network in Sissala East and West as the poorest in the Upper West region.
In fact, roads in the area are not only unmotorable but they are also deathtraps. Several dozens of people have lost their lives plying on them, he said.
Drivers who ply roads in the area often complained of their vehicles breaking down on the road due to its bad nature.
Salifu Kanton explained that the Bolgatanga-Tumu-Han-Wa road since the year 2008 has always been on the budget and yet very little has been achieved over the years.
”The people felt shortchanged by the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) and as a result, went in to covenant with then opposition new patriotic party and then-candidate Nana Akufo-Addo.